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Barnacles Hostel Galway

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“great location”(74 reviews)
“bed dorm”(18 reviews)
“quay street”(28 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
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2 Star Hotel
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All reviewsgreat locationbed dormquay streetfree breakfastcommon roompancake machinepub crawlperson roomprivate bathroomcan't beat the locationnight lifecentral locationlatin quarterbars and restaurantscommon areasenjoyed my staybeds were comfortable
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well located in the lively Latin quarter of Galway. As a consequence quite noisy to sleep in even with earplugs. (But that’s what you get with the location).Rooms are basic (private twin ensuite had a bunk bed and timed showers). Breakfast is do-it-yourself toast and...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I stayed here with some friends and we all agreed it was the most friendly hostel. The location just can not be beaten. All of Galway's best bars and restaurants at your door. The breakfast was more than we expected with coffee, a choice of...More

Thank Mac T
Response from Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Mac T Thanks for staying with us and for leaving a wonderful review of our hostel and staff. We are delighted you had a great time with us and look forward to your return visit. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Reviewed 13 March 2018

I stayed in the 8 bed dorm and it stank. The worse smell I've ever experienced. I was unable to sleep as the pungent smell was so overpowering. I actually left after the first night and booked into a B&B.More

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Thank johnbrownei
Response from Lidija R, Assistant Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded 20 March 2018

Hi there John. I spoke with you that morning and i told you that, even though we do what we can to prevent problems occurring, we are not in full control of what happens in a shared dorm. On this occasion, you were overwhelmed by...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

The staff and location were absolutely amazing! Very helpful and willing to accommodate guests. I would recommend Barnacles to any of my friends traveling to Galway. Rooms are on the small side but that is fine if you're only in the hostel at night.

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Thank kt24547
Response from Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Kt24547 Thank you for leaving your great review, we appreciate your feedback and kind comments. We hope you get to stay with us again soon. Regards ~Team@barnacles

Reviewed 12 March 2018

We booked an 8-man room for a stag weekend having stayed in Barnacles years ago and loved it. Being a stag weekend, our requirements are minimal. We just need a bed and to be able to wash the next day. We arrived on Friday evening,...More

Thank Brian-Dublin77
Response from Lidija R, Guest Relations Manager at Barnacles Hostel GalwayResponded 20 March 2018

Dear Brian-Dublin77 Thanks for staying with us and your nice comments about our location and staff. We are very sorry the water was cold in your shower during your stay. We had an issue with the emersion in your section of the building that weekend...More

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US$27 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kathryn A
5 March 2018|
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Response from ruth h | Reviewed this property |
Hi there are private rooms. some are double. some are twin I.e bunk beds. both small but adequate. Hope that helps
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pinkava
31 January 2017|
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Response from Lidija R | Property representative |
Hi Niamh Thanks for booking with us. All our Twin rooms are at the back of the building so your room will be away from the street. Let us know if you have any other questions I'll be happy to help. Looking forward to... More
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Lauren O
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Response from Toni Y | Reviewed this property |
Sorry so long, but yes, we had a rental car as well. There was a parking garage about 2 blocks away near the water.
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"The eight bed dorms are the ideal size."
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"for sleeping its fine there is no privacy"
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"The mixed dorms are tight but clean"
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"Ask for a room not at the front of the building as it can be noisy"
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